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Developers have a pipeline of 100,000 sq. m of offices and 700 hotel rooms in the Calea Victoriei area of Bucharest. The investments can exceed 300 million euros

by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox July 29, 2020

Website cwechinox.com/

Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, the 2.8-kilometer-long artery between Piața Victoriei and Piața Națiunilor Unite, will continue to grow as an office and hotel hub in the upcoming years, with the developers' plans to build seven new office buildings and six hotels as a result of investments that could exceed the 300 million euros threshold, according to an analysis of Cushman & Wakefield Echinox real estate consulting company.

The new office buildings will provide a gross leasable area (GLA) of ​​over 100,000 square meters, and the hotels would add to the offer over 700 rooms rated at four and five stars. Currently, in the Calea Victoriei area, there are 12 office buildings with a GLA of ​​about 55,000 square meters, representing less than 2% of the modern stock of Bucharest. Regarding the hospitality offer, the area is the most developed in Bucharest, with over 2,000 rooms in four and five stars rated hotels, representing about 30% of the accommodation capacity of the Capital in this segment.

The most advanced projects are the Autograph by Marriott Old Town hotel, which will have 214 rooms, respectively the office projects Millo Offices, Tandem Offices and Dacia One, with a leasable area of ​​about 40,000 square meters.

Regarding the investments volume, taking into account this area cost of land, which is among the most expensive in Bucharest, they can be estimated at over 2,000 euros / sqm of office GLA and between 100,000 and 150,000 euros per four or five stars hotel room. Thus, the development value for the construction of the proposed office buildings can be estimated at over 200 million euros, while hotels could attract a budget between 75 and 110 million euros.

The most recent completed investments in this area are the Moxy Old Town Hotel on Doamnei Street, which has 119 rooms, and Victoriei 109 and Mendeleev Office 5 office buildings with a total GLA of ​​over 10,000 square meters.

Calea Victoriei is considered the most representative high-street location of Bucharest, attracting over time a series of premium and luxury fashion brands, such as COS, Hugo Boss or Gucci, and in the recent years, it tends to become an area for promenade, especially in the evenings and on weekends, when people can better observe the dozens of palaces and representative buildings that host museums, cultural spaces or public institutions. In addition, Calea Victoriei is an important destination in terms of restaurants, bars and cafes located in the ​​Amzei – Romanian Athenaeum or Lipscani - Smârdan (Old City) areas.

Mihnea Şerbănescu, General Manager, Cushman & Wakefield Echinox: “Calea Victoriei is a major artery around which the reconstruction of Bucharest can be restarted, considering that the area includes a series of the most important Romanian architectural jewels, which must be preserved and capitalized on, but also many buildings left in ruins, that require substantial consolidation or redevelopment investments. We are glad to see an increasing number of developers eager to materialize the area potential, by investing both in the refurbishment of historic buildings and in new premises that fit into the specific architectural norms. With a critical mass of modern office spaces and accommodation facilities and a variety of gastronomic and cultural attractions, Calea Victoriei can once again become a top European touristic and business destination.”

Measures we believe the authorities should take to contribute to the development of the area:

a) Construction of an underground car parking in Piața Revoluției

b) Improvement and revaluation on the green spaces around Sălii Palatului

c) Clarification regarding the authorization process, so that it provides more predictability

d) Acceleration of the public buildings renovation and consolidation process

e) Creation of financing programs and enforcement of coercive measures for the owners of degraded buildings

Office projects proposed for development in Calea Victoriei area

Project

GLA (sq m)

Developer

Status

Luterana Development

26,400

Globalworth

In planning

Doamnei 7-9-11

20,000

S+B Gruppe

In planning

Dacia One

15,000

Atenor

In construction

Tandem Offices

15,000

Forte Partners

In construction

Casa Manu Offices*

15,000

Strabag

In planning

Millo Offices

9,000

Forte Partners

In construction

Ştirbei Palace

TBD

Hagag Europe

In planning

TOTAL

100,400

 

 

 Source: Cushman & Wakefield Echinox, *unofficial name

Hotel projects proposed for development in the Calea Victoriei area

Project

Number of rooms

Developer

Status

Autograph by Marriott Old Town

214

Apex Alliance

In construction

Oscar Maugsch Palace

250*

Dayan Family

In planning

Georges Clemenceau 8-10

100*

Conlux Development

In construction

Hotel Palas

100*

Hoffmann Autotech

In construction

Grand Hotel du Boulevard

50

Niro Group

In construction

Calea Victoriei 222

50*

Private investor

In planning

TOTAL

764

 

 

Source: Cushman & Wakefield Echinox, *estimated

Cushman & Wakefield Echinox, the exclusive affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield in Romania, owned and operated independently, has a team of over 60 professionals and collaborators offering a full range of services to investors, developers, owners and tenants. For more information, visit www.cwechinox.com  

Cushman & Wakefield, one of the global leaders in commercial real estate services, with 53,000 employees in over 60 countries and € 8.8 billion in revenue, provides asset and investment management consulting services, capital markets, leasing, administration properties, tenant representation, design and evaluation services. For more information, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com

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